Goin’ Bulilit welcomes nine newcomers (dubbed as the “Lucky 9”) at the start of school year.
After saying good bye to its “graduates,” Goin' Bulilit held auditions to discover child stars who will complete the new lineup.
From thousands of kids who tried their luck in the auditions last February, only nine children were chosen.
These include Little Champ child actor JB Agustin as well as Aldred Nasayao, CX Navarro, Lance Lucido, Aaliyah Belmoro, Allyson Mcbride, Ashley Sarmiento, Jillian Aguila, and Kazumi Porquez.
At the press conference held for the newcomers last Wednesday, June 5, director Frasco Mortiz was asked how hard it is to direct kids in a show.
The son of actor-director Edgar “Bobot” Mortiz said it was initially hard.
But after eight years of being part of the program, Direk Frasco pointed out, “Parte talaga ng trabaho namin ang pag-handle sa mga bata so, siguro nasanay na rin kami.”
However, he noted that the new kids joining Goin’ Bulilit are different because they can easily pick up instructions.
“Nakikita namin siguro sa eight years, medyo iba na talaga ang mga bata ngayon — mas mature, mas exposed sila sa mga bagay na hindi exposed ang mga bata dati.
“So, siguro mas matanda sila kausap, parang hindi bata ang kausap mo.
“Nakita rin namin na mas madali silang mag-mature, mas madali silang pumick-up ng ideas.
"Hindi po kami gano’n kahirap ngayon compared sa mga batch dati,” he proudly told the media.
Watch the new batch of Goin’ Bulilit kids this coming Sunday, June 9.
This episode will have a back-to-school theme filled with campus-oriented gags and sketches.
Goin’ Bulilit airs every Sunday after TV Patrol Weekend on ABS-CBN.